Dr. Hemati received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 1993 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 2005.
From 1997 to 1999, he worked at the Integrated Electronics Industry (IEI), Isfahan, Iran. From 1999 to 2001, he was a researcher at the Research and Education Center of Isfahan Telecommunication Company, Isfahan, Iran. From 2005 to 2007, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow and a part-time professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. He was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008. He was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada as a senior researcher and lecturer from 2008 to 2012. Then he was an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department at Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden and he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA in August 2013. His research interests include the theory of operation and the design and implementation of iterative error-correcting decoders.
Dr. Hemati is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the Senate Medal for outstanding academic achievement, a ReSMiQ postdoctoral fellowship, an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) postdoctoral fellowship, a CSA (Canadian Space Agency) NSERC postdoctoral supplement award, a CITO (Communications and Information Technology Ontario) research excellence award, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, and the best paper award in the CITO Knowledge Network Conference in 2002.